Coral Gables, Fla., February 8, 2017 – XTRA Airways® announces the addition of Andrew Lotter as Chief Operating Officer. Lotter will be responsible for overseeing the airline’s ongoing operations, procedures, and efficiencies. He will strategically lead the overall management of crews and ground support operations, and liaise with all relevant departments, third-party suppliers, and government regulators. As a member of the leadership team, Lotter will direct all elements of day-to-day airline operations and collaborate with revenue management, scheduling, strategic alliances, sales, brand management, product development, and customer service delivery.
“Andrew is a proven leader with vast aviation experience. We are excited to add Andrew to the team as his knowledge and experience will provide further depth to XTRA Airways’ management team continuing our mission of building the finest, most efficient charter carrier on the market,” said Frank Visconti, Chief Executive Officer at XTRA Airways. “As we continue to diversify our business, we will rely on Andrew to manage the day-to-day operations of the airline with the same creative passion he is known for throughout the industry.”
A proven airline leader with over 24 years of experience in the aviation industry, Lotter has held positions as President, COO, Senior VP of Operations, Director of Operations, Chief Pilot, Check Airman, and Captain. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Lotter led maintenance and flight operations at West Air Inc. in Fresno, CA, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and communicating company strategies and objectives clearly to all external and internal stakeholders. Also certified as an Airline Transport Pilot with multiple type ratings, Lotter’s understanding of aviation is exceptional and multidimensional.
Founded in 1989, XTRA Airways is a commercial charter airline specializing in group air travel throughout the Americas. The company operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-400 and 737-800 aircraft, and is certified under the FAA Part 121 Flag regulations designated for all major U.S. airlines. Customers include corporate incentive groups, sports teams, entertainers, civic leaders, students, and other groups. XTRA Airways is owned by the principals of AerSale®, a global supplier of aircraft, engines, and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) used serviceable material, which provides XTRA Airways unmatched stability and financial strength. XTRA Airways is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.
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